04 Jun '12, 1pm

A Single Tea Light Candle Powers This Portable Electricty Generator

A Single Tea Light Candle Powers This Portable Electricty Generator

We talk about a lot of different ways to get electricity you need while off grid in the simplest, most reliable set-ups. Most of these designs rely on solar cells or wind-up mini-generators. However, here is a design that promises to get an LED lamp to light up using something even easier, smaller, lighter, and more reliable than even solar: a tea light. The Kickstarter project , which is currently a bit over $30,000 from its goal, states, "Born and made in Traverse City, Michigan USA, our revolutionary patent pending device converts heat into electricity. A single tea candle will power a bright 25 LED bulb lamp for up to four hours or provide an electrical charge to an auxiliary battery pack. We call this device the tPOD1™, which stands for thermoelectric Power On Demand. The Tellurex tPOD1 is powered by tea candles commonly available throughout the world which can be mad...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/single-tea-light-powers...

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